Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the central role that health informatics and e-health play in contemporary health care by articulating:
- Contemporary trends, issues, policy and practice in health informatics.
- Theoretical perspectives that shape the discipline.
Demonstrate advanced cognitive and practical skills by:
- Applying socio-technical approaches to critically analyse complex problems in the context of health informatics professional practice.
- Critically analysing social, ethical and legal issues associated with the introduction and use of electronic information systems.
Apply knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate skills, judgement and self-management as a health informatics professional.
- Promote the growth of health informatics as an academic discipline and a profession.
The course structure of the Graduate Certificate comprises four core units.
The course is suitable for health professionals who wish to enhance their understanding and ability to work effectively with information and communication technologies. The course is also designed for graduates who wish to pursue a career as a health informatics specialist.
In order to qualify for admission to the Certificate or the Diploma courses, applicants should
- hold a three-year degree or a diploma with a major in a health related or communications technology area,
- have experience and/or qualifications as deemed appropriate by the Director of the CRH.
As all units in the course use online resources, students need to have regular access to email and the internet. A computer with the following minimum computer configuration is recommended:
- Intel Pentium III processor, iMac or equivalent;
- 256 MB RAM;
- 10Gb hard disk;
- 17 inch monitor;
- Windows 98, 2000 or XP, Macintosh OS 9, or later operating systems;
- 56.6 Kbps modem (Cable Modem/DSL preferred).
On completion of the Certificate, students may be eligible to proceed to the H6EGraduate Diploma. Students who have completed either the Certificate or Diploma program may be eligible to undertake the Master of E-Health (Health Informatics) program
The programs do not articulate with any other program within the University.
Fees & scholarships
Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.
Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.
For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.
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